Business Minor Options

Villanova School of Business
Associate Director Business Minor Programs: Patricia (Trish) Burdo
Office Location: Bartley Hall Rm. 1054 [The Clay Center at VSB]
Telephone: (610) 519-5532


There are two options for CLAS students to earn a business minor: The Academic Year Business Minor and the Summer Business Institute. Students considering either of these programs should meet with their primary academic advisor before applying to determine if/how business minor courses may apply to degree or major requirements. Completion of either program may allow students to pursue a discipline-specific business minor or enroll in other VSB courses; VSB approval is required and additional pre-requisite coursework may be necessary.


The Academic Year Business Minor is designed for full-time undergraduates enrolled in other Villanova colleges. This traditional-year program typically requires four semesters to complete; required courses are part of the VSB core curriculum and are taken alongside VSB students. The admission process for the program is competitive; students must attend an info session prior to applying and are admitted on a yearly basis after spring semester grades are posted. The deadline for applications is May 1;  program and application requirements can be found at, search Business Minors for Non-Business Students.


The Summer Business Institute (SBI) is a 10 week, full-time, 16-credit program created exclusively for non-business majors. SBI, using a cohort-based model, is an accelerated program designed to be completed in one summer. The admission process for the program is competitive; students are admitted on a rolling basis.  The application period is December 1 – April 15.  Additional Information, including the application, can be found at


The above program requirements are applicable to students entering Fall 2020. Please consult the appropriate archived handbook available on the homepage for years prior to these requirements. In order that programs offered by Villanova University reflect current advances and additions to knowledge and upgraded professional requirements, Villanova University reserves the right to change programs and requirements without prior notice. Students generally are bound to the requirements in effect and published online for the year in which their class begins its first year of study. Special requirements may be in effect for students who have left the University and are being readmitted. Students are advised to check with the web catalog or with their college offices regarding changes that may affect them. Additional academic information may be obtained from the various college offices and the web sites listed for the particular policies, programs and services found in this catalog.